McMinnville Short Film Festival Celebrates Year 10 With a Virtual Pivot

127 Films Chosen as Official Selections for February 18-28 Festival

The McMinnville Film Festival Foundation celebrates their 10th anniversary in 2021! This year’s McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) will be entirely virtual from February 18-28. While COVID-19 restrictions necessitated the shift from the typical in-person festivities, pivoting to an all-virtual format means the film festival can be streamed from anywhere in the world for the first time ever, expanding the reach of the annual festival in a symbolic evolution of technology that didn’t exist when the festival was founded in 2011.

This year, the MSFF will screen 127 films over the course of the 10-day festival. The 127 films will be shown in 13 separate screening blocks, with each screening “open” for streaming over a specific 3- or 4-day period. There are also three screenings that are entirely free, and will be open for streaming over the entire course of the 10 days. What’s more, the Opening Night on February 18, and the Closing Night Awards Ceremony on February 28, are also free and open to the public to stream live!

MSFF Executive Director Nancy Morrow will kick off the festival Thursday, February 18th with the Opening Night, free and open to all to stream via

The 127 films are organized into the following categories:

  • Animation
  • Documentary
  • Drama / Comedy
  • Environmental
  • Experimental / A Bit Strange
  • Native American
  • Suspense / Horror / Sci-Fi
  • Just for Kids (free)
  • Locals (free)
  • Gorge Kids Against COVID (free)

Individual tickets to any of the 13 screenings are $10 each. Each ticket purchase includes an automatic entry into a gift card raffle – gift cards generously donated by local McMinnville businesses. Purchase 3 or more tickets to individual screenings, and the price drops to $7/screening.

An All-Access Pass grants access to all 13 screenings for just $85, a $45 savings. Plus, each All-Access Pass purchase includes 3 automatic entries per screening into the gift card raffle (for a total of 39 entries).

Additional donations to the McMinnville Short Film Festival via are welcomed and appreciated. Through the generosity of supporters, the dedicated MSFF team, board of directors, and volunteers ensure that all donations are put to good use bringing this valuable arts & cultural event to all.

Rounding out the 10-day celebration of films, the Awards Ceremony takes place Sunday, February 28th, hosted by Portland-based filmmaking entrepreneur Dr PK Glazer, PhD, and also free and open to all for streaming via

To purchase tickets to this year’s MSFF, visit

To view the film schedule, visit

To donate to MSFF, visit

To stream the free Opening Night (Feb 18) and Closing Night Awards Ceremony (Feb 28) via

For more information about the McMinnville Film Festival Foundation, visit

About the foundation: The McMinnville Film Festival Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to encourage the work of amateur and professional filmmakers, and to provide a venue where their work can be seen. The MSFF has been selected as a “Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival” by FilmFreeway multiple times, most recently in 2020.

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